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KMTT - the Torah Podcast

May 9, 2021

Thank you Rav Willig for sharing your memories as a bachur in yeshiva (KBY) back in 1967.


May 4, 2021

A compilation of seven short divrei Torah, by Rav Moshe Taragin, given in various venues a year ago, in preparation for Yom Yerushalayim:
Seeing Through the Wall and the Awakening of the Chicken
Three "Yerushalayim" Letters From History
A City With Two Very Different "Names"
Yerushalayim and Non-Religious Jews
Settling...


Apr 29, 2021

Avelut during Sefira (2), by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

The various customs regarding mourning-type practices during all or part of the weeks between Pesach and Shavuot are well-known. Yet, the source for these practices is the subject of much speculation among the Rishonim - as we discover in this three-part shiur. Along...


Apr 29, 2021

Avelut during Sefira (1), by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

The various customs regarding mourning-type practices during all or part of the weeks between Pesach and Shavuot are well-known. Yet, the source for these practices is the subject of much speculation among the Rishonim - as we discover in this three-part shiur. Along...


Apr 15, 2021

Yom HaZikaron: How the Mighty have Fallen, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

It is a long-standing tradition in some communities to read David's elegy for Shaul and Yonatan (Shmuel II 1:17-27) on Yom haZikkaron. In this shiur, we review the dirge and point out several nuances which inform the subtextual message of this beautiful...